Film of the Week
FILM OF THE WEEK
The New Renaissance Film Festival will select every week from all the received submissions a Film of the Week. We will post the winning TRAILER and a bio of the filmmaker on our website and social media to highlight the project. The Prize for the WINNER is automatic selection into the festival.
DRAMA – Germany/S. Africa
Directors: Toby Schmutzler and Kevin Schmutzler
A man of words is forced to become a man of action as John discovers the secret bucket list of his terminally ill son Robin.
DRAMA – Portugal
Director: Ana Pio
In 1974, at a Portuguese Catholic seminary, a boy learns to speak up against what he feels is unjust in a society based on censorship.
ANIMATION – USA
Director: Mark Smith
The theme of Two Balloons is about people connecting and sticking together when life gets tough, when we’re faced with the unexpected and difficult.
THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING
DRAMA – UK
Director: Dekel Berenson
The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul…
DRAMA – UK
Director: Selena Chloe Gardner
BLACKOUT is about a young woman struggling to cope with her mother’s mental illness.
DANCE – UK
Director: Lanre Malaolu
FIGURE is an experimental film about boys growing up without fathers.
DRAMA – USA
Director – Scott Simonsen
School outcast takes down the top bully and must face a jury of peers to decide his fate.
CLAIRE & BRUNO: A story of Love and fresh meat
COMEDY, HORROR – FRANCE
Director: Lionel Delebarre
Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time : the world is coming to an end.
Director: Dania Bdeir
Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral.
Director: Marcus C. W. Chan
A look at the dark side of Hollywood.
THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER
Director: Paul Philipp
East Germany, 1987: Psychic investigator Mahler is assigned to solve the case of a missing 6-year-old boy.
THE EXPEDITION TO MARS: 2030
DOCUMENTARY, SCIENCE – USA
Director: Gerardo Martinez
Made in collaboration with NASA, this documentary aims to answer the question – why is it important to go to Mars?
FLYING TO GROUND
FANTASY, EXPERIMENTAL – USA
Director: Aram Bedrossian, Naomi Shon
Who are you? Beyond the name, face, age and race, who are you? Beyond opinion, career, interest and belief, who are you?
OTHERS LIKE YOU
HORROR – Italy
Director: Eugenio Villani
Ester is desperate to get pregnant and when she does, events take an unexpected turn…
DRAMA, COMING OF AGE – UK
Director: Connor O’Hara
In his last months alive a young man calls upon his four closest friends to make his existence infinite through the assembly of five key elements from his life. Infinite is the story of male friendship and the pacts we make to look out for each other.
THRILLER, CRIME – France
Director: Yohann Charrin
First day is about a young police woman who has her dream come true working for the best bureau in Paris, but she is quickly put to the test by a dangerous and ruthless man.
DRAMA – UK
Director – Tobias Erdmann
Open Mike explores the life of Michael, an adult with autism who lives in solitude.
Animation – Germany
Director – Andreas Felix
After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.